Starting from the birth of telegraph, we are all connected by this new network. “networks are the womb from which a qualitatively new form of society is being born, a society in which identity, politics and economy are structured, and operate, as networks.”¹ Network, gave a huge change to the world, a Global Village. Due to the open up of the network around the world, The flows of information is no longer stoppable.
As the society keeps on progressing, the internet keeps advancing. Flowing of information created a variety of cultural exchanges. From personal to the society, we are all connected by the network. Let’s do a little exercise of recalling what you have done today. You will then realize that the “byproduct” of the network has been thoroughly integrated into our daily life. For example the architectures, people around, the food you ate and your curriculum. All of these appeared because of the exchanging information between countries.
No doubt that the existence of this “iron wire” has provided us chances to know more about the world, about the society, about the people. Its power has broken through the wall of each country, make the world a Global Village, a big Family.
- Barney, D. (2010). The network society. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
- Chiang, T. S. (n.d.). Architecture, food tell a lot about culture and society. Retrieved September 29, 2017, from http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/lifestyle/arts/architecture-food-tell-a-lot-about-culture-and-society